Friday, 24 May 2019

New beginnings

Hello all, hope you are all well in blog world, I can't believe it has been so long again since my last post, time just whizzes by doesn't it
All is well here, life with 3 children is always busy and there is always something going on

My little business is still going strong, I decided on a name change as the name patchwork and lace didn't always represent what I was making so there have been a lot of changes going on behind the scenes and our new name is Pretty stitchings
We make gorgeous buntings for all occasions as well as pretty and practical gifts for your home and family. here are just a few pretty garlands we make

I do love these pretty garlands with a mix of lace and pretty  delicate florals
We also have big choice of other buntings in various colours and fabrics
We also make pretty cushions

we have a long list of things we want to make and hopefully we will be adding lots of new bits and bobs to our new Etsy shop

so signing off for now but will be back soon for new updates
Thank you for popping by xx

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Hello again

Hello lovely bloggy friends, its been such a long time since I popped by here, I hope you are all fine and dandy, life just seems to be flying by and I can't believe were nearly in Autumn
The family are all well, my youngest has started secondary school now and is settling in well and making lots of new friends, my other daughter is just about to start her second year at York university studying crime and criminal justice and social policies and my son is now a fully qualified electrician and is also doing an electrical engineering  course at college and is moving on to another job more in this field of work so they are all doing well I am pleased to say

My small business is still ticking along but I had to take on another job to help with the money situation, I've had so many ideas and dreams but like most things they all take cash to carry them through and the children and paying the bills come first, I still do a lot of sewing on my days off and every evening you will find me in the corner of my bedroom sewing away

Summer seemed to go by in a flash, we had such glorious weather throughout, we don't have a garden  but a small yard which is filled with pots and is a real sun trap

As always here are some things I've been making recently, I've even started on some Christmas makes which I will show you next time, all my things are available to buy via my shop links below

Thank you for popping by and hope to be back here soon much love Francine xxx

Friday, 19 January 2018

New year

Hello lovely bloggy friends that's if i still have any still, it's been such a long time and a belated Happy new year, it's flown by since my last post way back in July
I know a lot of people don't blog any more which is such a shame i think but there are so many other sites nowadays like Instagram that people use more like myself but i will always keep my little blog i like the fact i can add whatever pictures and stories  i like, i understand that people just run out of things to say i suppose but i hope you remain with me here and i hope to post more regularly

Well my little bunting business continues to grow i decided to make it a separate business to my Patchwork and lace one to fully concentrate on buntings for all occasions and nothing else , it is hard to compete as so many people are making buntings so i am always trying to think of new ideas to keep up to date if you fancy a look at my shop the link is

My little family above my son is now a qualified Electrician and is also doing a course at college to be an electrical engineer and is working hard ,my eldest daughter is now at York university studying crime and criminal justice and social policies and has just passed her driving test and my youngest is in her last year at primary, i am incredibly proud of them all, the little baby is my neice who is adorable

I  have so many unfinished projects on the go , i'm really trying to sort through them all and get them finished this patchwork star quilt is one i'm trying to get finished at the moment and i live it and will be keeping this one for sure

It's so cold here at the moment , i cannot wait for the warmer weather to come , the winters seem so long and our house is quite a cold one with draughty windows so it always feels cold , roll on summer
well that's all for now, i will leave you with a few homey pictures as always and thank you for popping by to see me and all your lovely comments

 A few recent makes too, if you fancy treating yourself to something pretty and handmade my shop links are

Thank you Much love Francine

Friday, 14 July 2017

A little catch up

Hello all and hope your all well, were whizzing through the year again and only  a couple of weeks until the summer holidays from school, i promised myself last year that by August i would make a start on my Christmas lines but that idea seems a bit silly now so we shall see
Patchwork and lace is still ticking over nicely and its still only me but i'm happy with that for now

Just loving these fabrics , always have, they are so pretty and i have never wanted to cut them up but  i decide to make a couple of things with them which i'm rather pleased with

This cushion is so pretty, i just love the colours so this one is taking pride of place in my little chair i bought at the car boot

My new bunting shop is doing well too and i've had lots of orders which have kept me busy,i have enjoyed making  these rag tie garlands with ribbons, lace and fabric

They are so pretty and look so much better in real life ,i find it hard sometimes to take pictures as they don't always show off things at their true best , these garlands are ideal for weddings gently blowing in the breeze
This boho shabby chic  banner is so pretty too the colours are so delicate with pretty lace and faded florals

Also been making a few quilts ready for the cooler months

And a few homey shots

Love making these very pretty flower buntings too and they seem very popular too

well that's all for now folks, thank you so much for popping by and if you fancy popping by my shops please do it makes me very happy x much love Francine xx